Monday 15 June 2015, 8pm
Italian violinist Silvia Tarozzi and Italian cellist Deborah Walker perform repertoire from Eliane Radigue, Pascale Criton and more.
“A vital release, not to be missed” – The WIRE, review of Silvia Tarozzi's recent album, Virgin Violin.
ESCONDIDO (1991), for violin and cello
Stefano Scodanibbio (Italy, 1956 - Mexico, 2012)
Silvia Tarozzi is a violinist, performer and improviser based in Bologna. A student of Jeanne Marie Conquer (Ensemble Intercontemporain) and Patrick Bismuth, she works with composers Éliane Radigue and Pascale Criton. “Circle Process”, which she composed with the latter, was performed at the Musique Action Festival in Nancy and at Biennale Venezia Musica 2012. She is part of Dedalus Ensemble, which has worked with many American and European composers (Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock and many others). Her record Virgin Violin (2014) has been defined by The Wire “a vital release, not to be missed.”
Deborah Walker is a new music performer and improviser based in Paris. She is interested in multiple forms of music creation related to the exploration of sound and interaction with other art forms. In 2007 she became a member of Dedalus, a variable experimental and contemporary music ensemble, which has collaborated, among others, with Tom Johnson, Christian Wolff, Antoine Beuger, Jürg Frey, Sébastien Roux.
Since 2008 Deborah has worked with Pascale Criton, a French composer involved in microtonal experimentation and the use of various scordaturas with micro-intervals. Recently she has recorded different compositions, from solo to ensemble, for the CD “Pascale Criton - Infra”, released by the French label Potlatch.
In 2012 she started a long-term collaboration with Eliane Radigue, a French pioneer of electronic music, who is now focusing on works for acoustic instruments. Deborah plays regularly with the violinist Silvia Tarozzi. Together they have premiered works by Eliane Radigue, Pascale Criton, Tim Parkinson, Philip Corner, in Europe and the US. Deborah Walker is currently working on a PhD about Fluxus performances and editions in Italy at the Universities of Lorraine and Bologna with a focus on the activity of the American Avant-garde cellist Charlotte Moorman.